Chris Christie does not think he’s too fat to be president

December 12, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told ABC's Barbara Walters that even though he is "more than a little" overweight, it's "ridiculous" to think that he is too heavy to be president of the United States.

Walters said she was "very uncomfortable asking" Christie about his weight, but she did so anyway in an interview for her "10 Most Fascinating People of 2012" special. 

"I've done this job pretty well," Christie said about concerns over his health. "I think people watched me for the last number of weeks during Hurricane Sandy doing 18-hour days and getting back up the next day and still being just as effective in the job, so i don't think that will be a problem."

The segment with Christie starts around the 2:50 mark in the clip above. Walters's interview with Christie and the others who made the list, including Hillary Clinton, airs Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. Eastern. 

Natalie Jennings is a Web producer for PostTV.
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